Includes bibliographical references (pages 486-518) and indexes
"Maynard Solomon's Beethoven has long been firmly established among music lovers and scholars alike as the standard modern biography of Beethoven. Now it has been thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded by the author to incorporate new materials and the findings of later research. This second, revised edition further illuminates the human dimension that underlies a series of creative events unique in the history of civilization." -- Cover, p.